List of Concerts in New York City:
To check on "who is playing where" go to one of the many sites that both post and sell tickets to musical performances of every music idiom:
The largest hall at Carnegie Hall, dedicated as the Isaac Stern Auditorium in 1996, has been the premier classical music performance space in the United States since its opening in 1891, showcasing the world's greatest soloists, conductors, and ensembles. Throughout its century-plus history, it has also hosted important jazz events, historic lectures, noted educational forums, and much more. Designed by architect and cellist William Burnett Tuthill and renovated in 1986, the auditorium's striking curvilinear design allows the stage to become a focal point embraced by five levels of seating.
Located on the third floor of Carnegie Hall, the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Recital Hall is an intimate space ideal for recitals, chamber music concerts, symposia, discussions, master classes, and more. This elegant auditorium evokes a Belle Epoque salon and is "remarkable for the symmetry of its proportions and the beauty of its decorations," according to a review from the hall's 1891 opening.
The Judy and Arthur Zankel Hall opened in September 2003 to showcase a broad spectrum of performing and educational events. When it first opened its doors in 1891, Carnegie Hall comprised three auditoriums: the Main Hall, the Chamber Music Hall, and the Recital Hall, located underneath the Main Hall. The Recital Hall was leased to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 1895 and was used as a theater by various groups until the early 1960s, when it was converted to a cinema. In 1997, a process began to reclaim the space for its original purpose, and construction began to create a versatile auditorium generally seating 599, with alternate stage configurations of different capacities.
Acoustics, not necessarily the number of seats in a concert hall, make it a desirable venue for musicians and artistes. Desirable acoustics include all of the following:
- The audience must be able to hear the proper sound balance for each voice or instrument.
- Those performing on the stage must clearly hear everyone else performing on the stage.
- There must not be any extraneous sounds within the concert space.
- The performances themselves must be inaudible outside the concert space.